Category Archives: Linux

Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love Review

Genre | Art, Puzzle, Adventure, Exploration
Developer | Doppler Interactive
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://www.cube-and-star.com/

Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is a game where the player controls a cube that rolls around a world. The player can bump into trees, creatures, and other objects to trigger various interactions. The player can collect items dropped by trees to turn their cube a certain color, which then allows them to spread this color by moving around. Later the player is able to alter the world by generating buildings and other objects. The player can meet the eponymous cube and and the eponymous star.

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Probably Archery Review

Genre | QWOP-em-up, First Person Shooter, Simulation
Developer | South East Games
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://probablyarchery.com/

Probably Archery is a game in which the player controls the shoulders, elbows, and wrists of each arm in order to eponymously probably engage in the eponymous archery. The player can manipulate the arms and hands in order to aim the bow and fire arrows at targets that vary based on the game mode. Probably Archery includes Oculus Rift support, Razer Hydra support, and an additional multiplayer game, Zombie Soccer.

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Broken Age Review

Genre | Adventure
Developer | Double Fine Productions
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, iOS, Android, Ouya
Website | http://www.brokenagegame.com/

Broken Age is a point and click adventure game in which the player takes control of two characters, Vella and Shay, and guides them through two separate adventures. The player interacts with other characters by clicking on them and solves puzzles by using items on objects, themselves, and other objects, and by carrying out various acts in a certain order.

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Jazzpunk Review

Genre | First Person Adventure Game
Developer | Necrophone Games
Platforms | PC, Mac, Linux
Website | http://necrophonegames.com/jazzpunk/

Jazzpunk is a first person adventure game in which the player is tasked with undertaking a series of missions given to them by The Director, a man in charge of the organization the player works for. To accomplish these missions, the player visits a variety of locations around the globe and interacts with the people and objects there by collecting items, using them on things, and exploring. Jokes often occur throughout the game.

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Luxuria Superbia Review

Genre | Art
Developer | Tale of Tales
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, Android, iOS, Ouya
Website | http://luxuria-superbia.com/

Luxuria Superbia is a game in which the player moves through and touches the insides of a three dimensional tunnel shaped like  a flower. Once the player has scored enough points, they can finish the flower by filling it entirely with color, or continue to touch the flower to earn more points and reach a higher rank. The game can be played with other players if the player has an additional controller or is playing on a touch device.

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Atom Zombie Smasher Review

Genre | Strategy
Developer | Blendo Games
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://blendogames.com/atomzombiesmasher/

Atom Zombie Smasher is a strategy game in which the player attempts to evacuate the citizens of Nuevos Aires from zombie-infested areas and push back the invading zombie hordes. The player must send in helicopters to airlift civilians while using artillery, soldiers, snipers, and other hired mercenaries to hold back the zombies. Between missions, slide show vignettes narrate the history of Nuevos Aires and the zombie war.

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Analogue: A Hate Story Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Christine Love
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://ahatestory.com/

In Analogue: A Hate Story, the player investigates a derelict Korean space ship that disappeared more than six hundred years earlier in order to recover the ship’s logs and sell them to the Saeju Colony Historical Society. The player must interact with the ship’s computer and its two artificial intelligences in order to discover what happened and recover the logs. Due to the ship’s damage, the player’s actions are limited to presenting documents they’ve discovered to the AIs and responding to questions. Depending on the player’s answers and the documents they present, the player can progress the plot in various directions.

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No-One Has to Die Review

Genre | Puzzle, Interactive Fiction
Developer | Stuart Madafiglio
Platforms | Browser
Website | http://die.clay.io/

In No-One Has to Die, the player controls a visitor to a building who is tasked with controlling the security systems in order to save workers at the building from a fire that has broken out. Throughout the game, the player learns more about the workers and the company that they work for.

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Receiver Review

Genre | First Person Shooter with Roguelike elements
Developer | Wolfire Games
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://www.wolfire.com/receiver

Receiver is a first person shooter in which the player controls a character with a floating gun who moves around an area attempting to absorb cassette tapes. The area is randomly populated by robotic turrets and drones, which attack the player when they spot the player. The various parts of the player’s gun, like the slide and the magazine, are each controlled individually by the player. Throughout the game, the player learns about the upcoming Mindkill and learns that this is a time that has been prepared for.

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Anne Hathaway: Erotic Mouthscape Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Lillian Behrendt
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, and OSX)
Website | http://lillianbehrendt.com/anneh.html

Anne Hathaway: Erotic Mouthscape is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player interacts erotically with Anne Hathaway’s mouth. The character the player controls is small enough to inhabit the mouth and undertake various actions within it. A dream sequence is featured.

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